Chris Voinche, an alumnus of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at Northwestern State University, graduated from the Louisiana State Police Training Academy on April 5, 2017. Voinche and 45 other new troopers were honored as part of the agency’s 95th cadet class.
Surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Troopers, 46 Cadets reached their goal of receiving the gold boot badge of the Louisiana State Police. Graduation ceremonies were held at the BREC Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center in Baton Rouge.
On November 5, 2016, 64 candidates from across the state began their 22 week journey to becoming a Trooper through the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. In addition to a rigorous physical fitness regimen, Cadets received training in various subjects including crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, and leadership. Having successfully completed the LSP Training Academy, the 46 newly graduated Troopers will deploy across the state where they will participate in a 10 week field training program while supervised by a senior Louisiana State Trooper.